The tragic demise of Casa Grande Union High School student Hailey Stephens sent shockwaves through the community. Hailey, aged 17, lost her life in a distressing shooting incident during a late-night gathering on November 26th, 2023.
Alongside another injured student, Hailey was found after Casa Grande police responded to a call around 1 a.m. at State Route 387 and Cottonwood Lane. The devastating incident has left many reeling, seeking answers and justice for this heartbreaking loss.
Who was Hailey Stephens?
Hailey Stephens was more than a high school student; she was a spirited individual known for her infectious enthusiasm and dedicated cheerleading skills.
Beyond her accomplishments on the cheerleading squad, Hailey was a source of joy and positivity within her community. Her warm smile and commitment to her team made her a role model for many aspiring cheerleaders.
Her untimely passing has left a profound void among her peers and the community she touched.
Hailey Stephens Cause of Death
Hailey Stephens tragically lost her life due to a gunshot wound sustained during a house party at a vacant residence on Silver Reef Road. The altercation that ensued during the gathering led to gunfire, resulting in Hailey and another 17-year-old girl being struck.
Hailey succumbed to her injuries, while the other victim, thankfully, is expected to recover. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is ongoing, with authorities working tirelessly to apprehend those responsible.
Obituary and Funeral Arrangements
The family of Hailey Stephens will soon release her obituary to honor her memory and celebrate the life she lived.
As the community mourns this devastating loss, plans for Hailey’s funeral arrangements are underway, providing an opportunity for loved ones and the community to gather and pay their respects to a remarkable young individual whose light was extinguished far too soon.
The Casa Grande Police Department urges anyone with pertinent information regarding the incident to reach out, seeking cooperation from the community to aid in the ongoing investigation.
As the authorities continue their efforts to bring justice to this heartbreaking situation, Hailey’s memory remains cherished among all who knew her.